FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will my learning look like:
A teacher specialized in the subject area is available online during school hours (TBD) to help support the student with successful completion of the course online. Curriculum is delivered through online Moodle and/or Google Classroom. Teacher will support learning, facilitate curriculum, set assignment deadlines and evaluate all course work through online methods.
Due to the abbreviated, intensive nature of the summer program, homework and assigned readings form a major component of all our courses. Students should be prepared to spend five to six hours per day on their course work.
*Students must meet teacher/course expectations and all daily assignment deadlines - this is MANDATORY* We do advise that students are online during school hours (9:00am - 1:00pm), so you can seek assistance from teachers. All assignment deadlines set by teachers MUST be followed
I am going away on Vacation, are dates flexible?
NO, the dates indicated for Summer School are strictly adhered to. Your teachers will be setting daily assignment deadlines that must be followed. There is an expectation that a student will do daily check ins with their teacher and are active online during school hours. If you are going away you will still be expected to log in and complete course work. If you destination does not have internet access you may not want to enroll in the course.
Can I take more than one course - NO, due to the abbreviated, intensive nature of the summer program, homework assignments and assigned readings form a major component of all our courses. Students should be prepared to spend five to six hours per day on course work.
When will I receive my course materials - Students will be sent an email providing them with material pick up dates and course online login information. Students will have access to their courses June 28, however Teacher support will not begin until July 5.
Can I access accommodations - If you are a student that has utilized special accommodations for course work or exam writing under Alberta Education guidelines in your home school, please be advised that we are unable to provide these same provisions in our Summer School program. Summer School compresses a semester's worth of course material into 21 days. Your instructors do not have additional hours in the day to supervise special accommodations. It is very important that you understand both the limitations and expectations of the Summer School program before registering.
Can I finish early - Yes, if the teacher determines all the requirements of the course have been met and final exam is completed.
Can I withdraw from Summer School: A student may withdraw from summer school but will forfeit their entire Registration Payment. It is very important that a student is 100% committed to attend before they complete the registration procedure. Withdrawal in writing (via email) must be provided.
Students are required to pay a registration fee based on their age and the course they are registering in. Please refer to the Fees Section of Summer School for specifics.
Registration - is online through the Alternative School Centre website asc.rdpsd.ab.ca starting March 24. A waiting list will be created if course registrations become full and after the closing date on June 7.
Payment - MUST be made with the Online Registration. Please be aware of our NO REFUNDS POLICY. Once the registration application is completed NO REFUND is given until course completion and materials are returned.
Legal Identification must be provided - This is a requirement of the Online Registration and must be completed in order for the Registration to be processed.
Can I receive funding for my course - NO, Summer School and the Alternative School Centre is not involved in any funding programs.